Here’s our Premier League Team of the week for matchday 26
If there was one fixture to pick out from this Premier League gameweek, it would’ve had to be the encounter between Chelsea and Manchester City. While many people expected a close game, City were able to put Chelsea to the sword, thanks to yet another Sergio Aguero hat-trick.
What this 6-0 defeat meant is that both Arsenal and Manchester United have leapfrogged the Blues, who are currently 6th. Elsewhere, Cardiff got another victory when they beat Southampton away from home. United and Liverpool both won comfortably while Arsenal beat Huddersfield 2-1.
Before we get to see the team of the week, let’s look at some honourable mentions:
Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United)
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham)
Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
Ashley Barnes (Burnley)
Here’s the best XI of gameweek 26
GK – Tom Heaton
Burnley have been in fine form over the last few weeks and that is heavily down to Heaton’s showing in goal. He single-handedly denied Brighton the win, who had more than one chance to score.
RB – Daryl Janmaat
The Dutchman started Watford’s impressive 1-0 win against Everton and played a crucial role to maintain their narrow lead until the end of the game.
RCB – Sol Bamba
The Cardiff City man was brilliant for the Bluebirds in their impressive 2-1 victory over Southampton and deserves a place in this side.
LCB – Virgil Van Dijk
Another spectacular performance from the Liverpool leader as he commanded his team to a comfortable 3-0 victory against an upbeat Bournemouth side.
LB – Oleksandr Zinchenko
The youngster absolutely tore the Chelsea defence apart. His performance was inspiring and will tempt Guardiola to give him more game time.
RM – Mohamed Salah
Another goal and another commanding performance from the Egyptian magician who had once and for all cleared all doubts about whether he was a one-season wonder.
RCM – Paul Pogba
The Frenchman has been a man reborn under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He displayed his immense quality again as he scored a brace in the win against Fulham.
LCM – Christian Eriksen
The Danish wizard pulled out another magical showing out of his hat. He scored a very good goal and assisted Davinson Sanchez with a brilliant pass as well.
LM – Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling picked the perfect opportunity to showcase his full potential. He tore a haphazard Blues defence to shreds and got himself a brace as well.
RF – Chris Wood
Burnley’s unbeaten run in 2019 continued, thanks to two brilliant goals from central-striker Chris Wood as they destroyed Chris Hughton’s Brighton side by a 3-1 scoreline.
LF – Sergio Aguero
He broke another record as he equalled the great Alan Shearer for the number of hat-tricks in the Premier League. He absolutely dismantled Chelsea and is now level with Salah on top of the scorers’ charts.